Anna sends last warning to the Government

Anna HazareAnna Hazare  has now sent an open letter to Prime Minister and other MPs, ahead of his 3 day protest-cum-fast urging  to bring an effective  and powerful Lokpal.  His emphasis is that Lokpal should be able to  start suo moto investigation against the Corrupt without permission from Government.

This is considered as the final warning before the major Anti-Graft War. We are reproducing the letter below.

Respected Prime Minister and Members of Parliament,

The year-long people’s campaign against corruption has brought us to the very edge of legislation that can tackle it powerfully. Sensing the national mood, Parliament has also taken it upon itself to foster a significant debate on the issues within the Bill, and for this we thank our elected representatives. While we are on record with our displeasure over the current draft of the bill, we are also keen that the best possible law should now emerge from the debate in the people’s Houses.

Therefore, we place before our MPs the following representations, in the expectation and hope that they will articulate this in Parliament and ensure passage of a Bill that contains these provisions. Without these provisions, the Lokpal Bill will be just another law – one among many that have proven ineffective so far.     

  1. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas must be able to suo moto initiate their own investigations, without a complaint or reference from anyone. It should also not be required to alert the accused through preliminary enquiry or hearing before filing an FIR (this is as recommended by the Standing Committee).
  2. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas must be able to carry out independent investigations, through any one of the following mechanisms.

a. The anti-corruption branch of CBI should be merged into Lokpal, anti-corruption bureaus and state vigilance departments in state governments should be similarly merged into Lokayuktas,


b. Lokpal and Lokayuktas should have their own investigative wings which should have exclusive jurisdiction over cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, (the Government’s own previous draft of the Bill included this provision)


c. The administrative and financial control over CBI should be with Lokpal and the appointment of CBI Director should be independent of any political control. The anti-corruption bureaus and state vigilance departments in state governments should be merged into Lokayuktas.

3. The selection of the Lokpal should be through the consensus of the selection panel. Selection committee should consist of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition, two judges to be nominated by collegium of Supreme Court judges, CAG, CVC and CEC. Search committee to suggest nominees should consist of former Chief Justices, Former CAG, former, CVC and former CEC.  A detailed selection procedure should be prescribed in the law itself.

4. The Lokpal/Lokayukta’s jurisdiction should include Class C and D officers directly.

We urge Parliament’s consideration and adoption of these points, to give the country a real anti-corruption law. Our opposition to various other provisions of the draft bill remains, and we will take up the fight for improvements to the legislation in the months and years ahead.

Respectfully in the nation’s service,



Recent Update – Delhi Police has received a letter which threatened to infect Anna and his 10000 followers with HIV Virus using Contaminated Needles.  The probe is going on but the AIDS society of India has dubbed the information saying that the HIV Virus dies soon after the blood gets dry.